January 1

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On January 1 in SVRSevern Valley Railway history.

  • 1869 The Tenbury Railway was transferred into joint LNWRLondon & North Western Railway and GWRGreat Western Railway ownership.[1]
  • 1948 Following nationalisation, the Severn Valley branch of the Great Western Railway became part of British Railways' Western Region.[2]
  • 1963 Control of the Severn Valley Branch passed from BRBritish Rail or British Railways's Western Region to their London Midland Region.[3]
  • 1969 GWR 178 Autotrailer Third first arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[4]
  • 1973 Michael Draper was appointed to the Board of SVRSevern Valley Railway(H) as Finance Director under the Chairmanship of Sir Gerald Nabarro.[5] Mr Draper was SVR General Manager from 1976-1993.
  • 1977 Bridgnorth signal box suffered a fire. The resulting damage to the structure and equipment took several months to repair.[6]
  • 1988 SE&CR Open Goods Wagon 12522 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway.[7]
  • 2001 All SVRSevern Valley Railway trains became non-smoking


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See also

On this day in SVRSevern Valley Railway history

← December 31 - January 2 →


  1. Beddoes & Smith (1995) p. 39.
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Smith (1968) p. 25.
  4. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Fourth Edition
  5. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 26, 31
  6. SVRSevern Valley Railway News 43
  7. SVRSevern Valley Railway Stock Book Ninth Edition